Luke Hobbs knows why he creates: "It's a great feeling when someone has a particular connection with a piece," says the Los Angeles-based artist. With his work, that happens often. Luke imbues his designs—unique combinations of anthropomorphism and modernity—with a sense of familiarity. "I love sourcing out antique, vintage, or industrial items to incorporate in my work," he says. As a lighting and furniture designer who comes from a long line of skilled midwestern craftspeople, he strives for ingenuity as much as quality. "I am constantly inspired by my surroundings," he says. “I really notice and gain inspiration from details, structure, texture, and layers. I love architecture and urban living, but also have a love for nature."